Student Services

Meeting the Needs of ALL Learners:

Welcome to the Student Services webpage!  This site was developed to provide parents, students, and community members information regarding the services and resources offered by our dedicated staff for children with disabilities.  It is the Mission of the school district to ‘Empower ALL students to succeed in a global community (socially, emotionally and academically).’   In order to fulfill this mission, it is essential that our district staff collaborate to meet the unique needs of all of our learners. 

At Nekoosa we strive to create an equitable environment of mutual respect, freedom to develop individual potential and interests, and the ability to express ideas, feelings, and imagination.  Nekoosa offers a continuum of services for children with disabilities ages 3 through 21 years old. Least restrictive environment (LRE) is determined on an individual basis, with the general ed classroom always being the starting place. Removal from the general education classroom must be justified for each student with special education needs.  Inclusive education involves all significant partners working collaboratively for the benefit of all children.

Special Education in the School District of Nekoosa...

  • -operates not as a separate entity, but in collaboration and cooperation with all staff members
  • -is a service, not a place
  • -includes a continuum of services offered to ensure student success
  • -serves students in the Least Restrictive Environment in which they can be successful
  • -involves parents as partners in decision making about their child's educational program
  • -is driven by student need, not categorical label
  • -uses a variety of techniques, strategies, and methods to address the different styles and rates of learning that students with disabilities exhibit
  • -assists classroom teachers in providing necessary accommodations & modifications for students to be successful
  • -uses technology to assist students reach their potential

Parent Rights:

Parents must give written consent for special education evaluation to occur. Parents and other professionals will work as an Individual Education Program (IEP) team to:

  • Evaluate the child
    • Determine whether the child has a disability
    • Determine whether or not the child needs special education as a result of the disability. 
  • For more information about Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards contact the Pupil Services Office for an information pamphlet.

Contact Information: 

Ann Schrader-Secretary of Pupil Services

Susan Cassatt - School Psychologist 

Brian Grill- Director Of Pupil Services